In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik

A long-term project tracing the history of the alliterating word-pair in the earliest recorded stages of German returns to Gottfried von Straßburg on the occasion of a new edition of manuscript W. For the first time, each and every such pair is documented and analysed within the context of Tristan, including comprehensive findings in recent studies on alliterating word-pairs in Old High and Early Middle High German, and in comparison with Ranke’s edition. Gottfried’s use of the pair consitutes a major factor within his rhetorical arsenal. Related yet different phraseological phenomena are also addressed in the context of philological research on Gottfried’s work.

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik

Building on recent findings from Early Middle High German literature, this study compiles and analyses for the first time completely the circa eighty alliterating word-pairs from Heinrich's , a work dated just after the evasive temporal boundary between Early Middle High and Middle High German (circa 1170). Comparisons are established to pairs from Heinrich's somewhat earlier texts and comprehensive data available on Old High and Early Middle High German. Methodology considers speculation on the figurative nature of some of the expressions and formal issues related to idiomatic usage.

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik

A long-term project tracing the history of the alliterating word-pair in the earliest recorded stages of German returns to Gottfried von Straßburg on the occasion of a new edition of manuscript W. For the first time, each and every such pair is documented and analysed within the context of Tristan, including comprehensive findings in recent studies on alliterating word-pairs in Old High and Early Middle High German, and in comparison with Ranke’s edition. Gottfried’s use of the pair consitutes a major factor within his rhetorical arsenal. Related yet different phraseological phenomena are also addressed in the context of philological research on Gottfried’s work.

In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik